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Stephanie Zeytoonian

Work: I am currently the Senior Director of Strategy & Business Operations for the Data Department and the Chief of Staff to the Chief Data Officer (CDO) at Northwestern Mutual. I have been in NYC for roughly 11 years across financial services industries (dabbled in the start up world at WeWork). About me: I love thinking strategically and helping to resolve complex business challenges. One of my strengths and passions is working with and bringing together many enterprise stakeholders aligning on goals and ensuring seamless delivery execution. Goal: I am looking forward to this Chief of Staff platform for my professional growth, networking, knowledge sharing, and inspiration, enabling the enhancement of my skills, broadening my perspectives, and to further help me excel in my current role. This network is an ideal platform to connect with other professionals in similar roles and allow me to expand my network, establish new relationships, and exchange ideas and experiences with peers from diverse backgrounds and industries. Personal: I am getting married in October and moving across the country with my soon-to-be husband and our English Bulldog Melon!

Top Areas of Focus

Business Operations
Business Transformation / Org Change
Exec Team Organization & Mgmt
Finance & Accounting
Fundraising and Investor Relations
Internal Comms
Organizational Structure
People & Culture
Performance Development
Product Development
Project Management
Strategy & Planning
Team Offsites & External Events
Tech & Business Tools (Procurement)
Legal & Compliance
Change Management

CoS Start Date

Jun 15, 2020

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Pro Tip

Building trust and clear alignment with your principal, strengthening cross-functional relationships, emphasis on active listening and seamless delivery/execution are very important to the success of a CoS.